Christmas Commercial

Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, we can tend to over commercialize Christmas. It happens to all of us.  Maybe it’s those cute whatevers we thoughtfully buy for our kids or friends… Or that too-good-to-pass-up “doorbuster” deal that positions how much we save instead of how much we spend… Or the money we spend […]

How Commercial Was Your Christmas

As we are all soon emerging from a great year end break, I am mindful of how sometimes even with the best of intentions we can sometimes tend to over commercialize Christmas. Maybe it’s those cute whatevers we thoughtfully bought for our kids or friends… Or that too-good-to-pass-up “doorbuster” deal that positioned how much we […]

Mad men Business Lesson: Stable Stifles Innovation

In the season five premiere last week, Pete Campbell (played by Vincent Kartheiser) had a great line (written by Matthew Weiner) . Campbell said, “Stable is that step backwards between successful and failing.” Pete’s point is that when the company hits a certain level of success, it fears losing what it’s built up for itself, […]

The Genius of Jesus’ Marketing Plan

There are plenty of books, blogs and sermons about how Jesus and the church need new marketing. This is not that. This is more the observation that Jesus himself, son of God, is a brilliant marketer. And, before you consider this irreverent, please read on and consider. More often than they’d like to admit (or […]